Mechanosensitive channel stimulation system using low-intensity ultrasound by piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducer array

Wonjun Lee, Samhwan Kim, Joontaek Jung, Woojin Kang, Eunjung Shin, Cheil Moon, Hongsoo Choi

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Abstract

In this research, piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducer (pMUT) array was used for stimulation of mechanosensitive channel of HEK293T cells. The fabricated pMUT array was made by microelectromechanical system (MEMS) technology such as photo process, etching, sputtering, and sol-gel method. The resonance frequency and acoustic positive peak pressure were 2.07 MHz and 3.94 kPa, respectively. The proposed system can be used for ultrasonic stimulation and the result can be confirmed using fluorescence microscope by observing the cation changing in real-time. The cells were treated by fluorescence staining and transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily V member 1 (TRPV1) channel inserting. The Ca+ ion level of stimulated cell was changed by ultrasound. The result showed mechanosensitive channel was activated by ultrasound stimulation and observed influx of Ca+ ion in real-time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2016
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Volume2016-November
ISBN (Electronic)9781467398978
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2016 - Tours, France
Duration: Sep 18 2016Sep 21 2016

Other

Other2016 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2016
CountryFrance
CityTours
Period9/18/169/21/16

Keywords

  • Mechanosensitive channel
  • piezoelectric MEMS
  • pMUT
  • Ultrasonic stimulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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